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Anne Pettigrew

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: North Ayrshire
Languages: English
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A GP for 31 years in Greenock. Former mainstream and medical press journalist. Experienced in press conferences, interviews (especially radio), plus community and women’s group talks on health topics e.g., healthy living, safe usage of complementary medicine. (Qualified Homeopath and Acupuncturist),

A 2002 sabbatical in Medical Anthropology at Oxford fuelled interest in international and historical women’s health issues. Published two darkly humorous medical novels, the prizewinning Not The Life Imagined (2019) on Sixties Scottish medical students and Not The Deaths Imagined (2020) on GPs. Themes include discrimination, mental health, #MeToo, drug abuse, medical ethics, whistleblowing and friendship.

Past speaker on stage at Bloody Scotland 2019 (a ‘Bloody Scotland Spotlight-er’) book launches, signings, Book Festivals e.g., Kilmacolm OK Fest, Aye Write, Book Week Scotland Events e.g., Women in Medicine (2019). Happy to talk/lead discussions on women’s health, discrimination, mental health, girls’ autonomy, rights, and opportunities- or writing topics. Blogs and reviews regularly on her own website and Literary Globe.

It is of note that her royalties benefit the charity PlanUK, dedicated to reducing child marriage and FGM while plus promoting children’s education and welfare worldwide.

(Photo credit: Alex Murphy)

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Panel event; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Topics of work

Ageing; Childhood; Class & society; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Editing & editing your own work; Family; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Human rights; Mystery & thriller; Violence & abuse

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+